Recent Grants

Bairdwatson Trust Grants Awarded 2016 – 2017

Windmills Lanarkshire Ltd

£12,800 was awarded to Windmills Lanarkshire Ltd in October 2017 to support the delivery of an employability and training project based in Windmills Café in Motherwell.

Girvan Youth Trust

Also in October 2017, the Trust awarded Girvan Youth Trust £10,000 towards their innovative “Project SEARCH” employability and training project, which will be based at Culzean Castle.

Ayr United Football Academy (AUFA)

In May 2017, a grant of £10,320 was awarded to AUFA to support  participants aged between 16 and 24 years old go through a 12 week programme which will cover improving employability skills such as C.V. creation, interview preparation and career planning.  The course will also have sessions on the football pitch training as a team, working in groups to deliver coaching sessions, improving confidence and self-esteem.

Kirkshaw’s Neighbourhood Centre

May 2017, Kirkshaw’s Neighbourhood Centre was awarded a grant of £10,250 for the second year of their employability project working in the local community of Coatbridge.

Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau

In May 2016, a grant of £9,600 was awarded to support the employment of an Employability Officer to deliver an employability programme across Lanarkshire to support people impacted by mental health, young people who have never been employed and those deemed to be far removed from the employment market in North Lanarkshire.

 South Asia Voluntary Enterprise
Baird Watson have supported SAVE UK with a grant of £10,000, for the last three years.  This project supports employment training with women and other deprived groups in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India. SAVE is a Scottish charity based in Glasgow and working in the eastern states of India.

National Trust for Scotland
A grant of £8,000 annually for 4 years was made in June 2014 to the National Trust for Scotland for their Stonemason Apprentice scheme based at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire.

Right Track Scotland

In May 2015 an ward of £9320 for 3 years was made towards the post of an Employability Support Officer in Coatbridge/Airdrie.

Street League – Ayrshire

In May 2016 a grant of £9,000 was awarded to support one Football Academy designed to support unemployed 16-24 year olds to move into education, employment and training.